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Whakapapa Village To or From Mangatepopo (Northern Circuit) Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Whakapapa Village To or From Mangatepopo (Northern Circuit)

Whakapapa Village To or From Mangatepopo (Northern Circuit)

On call transfer service from Whakapapa Village to or from Mangatepopo Car park for Tongariro Northern Circuit/Round the Mountain

*** Wearing of facemasks on all passengers is mandatory! ***


If you are planning to avoid the section of track between Whakapapa Village and Mangatepopo our Shuttle provides a service to or from Mangatepopo Carpark back to Whakapapa Village.


This option also allows for Shuttle from National Park Village to Whakapapa Village


Flexible return times by arrangement of preferred times.


Due to low passenger demand and increased fuel costs this Shuttle operates as a rideshare with minimum cost to operate set to 3 passengers then per person.   If we do have others interested in the shuttle we will adjust prices accordingly. 

*Note this may change with an excessive increase to fuel costs! prices quoted are guaranteed up to 28 days from booking due to volatile fuel price.   


Bad weather option avoiding Red Crater through Ketetahi available for minimum 4 person price


Note this is one way not return


A late service charge or wait time may be applied of $7 per 15 minutes waiting at Mangatepopo in the event you miss the arranged pick up time.






  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)

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Fishers Track Mountain Biking × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Fishers Track Mountain Biking

Fishers Track Mountain Biking

Mountain bike transport from Fishers Track to National Park Village

About The Shuttle To The Trail


*** Wearing of facemasks is required, No exceptions!  This is to protect our drivers and their family as well as you  ***


Our Cycle carrier on our Van carry's 4 bikes but if you do have a larger group please contact us direct for options we can provide.

*Maximum weight on our carrier is 60kg total, Due to E-Bike weights please call before booking E Bikes


All shuttles are a minimum of 2 people unless there are other bookings on that day.  Single person bookings are by negotiation and will incur a surcharge.


Booking times are open to your preference however we reserve the right to adjust these times to our availability, please note a seperate waiting time fee maybe charged for pick ups at Kaiteke Memorial if you are late.


This trail starts from the Railway Station, National Park Village and after a short 3km uphill, then descends for over 10km giving you stunning views and quality downhill mountain biking. The final 14km of this trail takes you past Retaruke Station and finishes on the Upper Retaruke Road and Oio Road intersection where toilets are available. There is also an old monument at this intersection!   

We recommend you leave your vehicle at the Monument and we will shuttle you to the start the track.(preferred option due to lack of shelter and cellphone coverage at the monument)  or transport from the Monument back to National Park Village at pre arranged time subject to our availability.  Note additional surcharge maybe applied due to availability.


Please allow 2-3 hours to complete this trail.


The Wearing of a Mask/face covering is required

  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)

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Waitonga Falls/Turoa (Ohakune Mountain Road) Round the mountain track Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Waitonga Falls/Turoa (Ohakune Mountain Road) Round the mountain track

Waitonga Falls/Turoa (Ohakune Mountain Road) Round the mountain track

Shuttle pick up from Waitonga falls/Ohakune Mountain Road to/from Whakapapa

Please contact us direct at ruapehushuttle@gmail.com or call 02041114648 for a price qoute for our service to this trail head from other locations other than Whakapapa Village or for any special rates available.


*** Wearing of facemasks is mandatory in accordance latest Ministry Health advice ***


There are two drop off/pick up locations Waitonga Falls is the lower track heading east via Rangipo and the upper track to Whakapapa Village.   Please be aware when booking that due to the extra time and distance an additional surcharge will be required to the upper Mangaturuturu track to Whakapapa Village.


No  set time you choose!     We understand you may wish to change the time of pick up which we will work with you to provide as best as we can.





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Waihohunu Hut - Round the mountain track Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Waihohunu Hut - Round the mountain track

Waihohunu Hut - Round the mountain track

Shuttle pick up/drop from Waihohunu Track end SH1 Desert Road

Please contact us direct at ruapehushuttle@gmail.com or call 02041114648 for a price qoute for our service to this trail head from other locations other than Whakapapa Village or for any special rates available.


***Due to risks associated with Covid 19 Facemasks Must be worn at all times while transiting in the Vehicle (No exemptions)***


Prices quoted are from Waihohunu Trail end to Whakapapa Village or National Park Village.


Minimum price does not apply if other parties are booked at the same time on the shuttle.   i.e if we have the minimum number on a shuttle we will override the price manually to ensure you are charged at the per person rate.


Direct contact booking over the phone save on booking fee of 4%


No  set time you choose!     We understand you may wish to change the time of pick up which we will work with you to provide as best as we can.


*Special Rates may apply*

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Turangi Private Shuttle Via National Park Village (Whakapapa, Owhango, Taumarunui) Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Turangi Private Shuttle Via National Park Village (Whakapapa, Owhango, Taumarunui)

Turangi Private Shuttle Via National Park Village (Whakapapa, Owhango, Taumarunui)

Turangi via National Park Village/ Whakapapa Village and Owhango Inter City Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service offering a link between Turangi - National park Village - Owhango

Additional destination rates apply


Our vehicles offer you plenty of room for oversized luggage eg Skis and large baggage unlike the small Prius Taxis we use a vehicle suitable for the task.  Either our 4wd van or our more spacious 22 seater Coaster.


Please advise us of any large baggage that may be carried as we endeavor to provide vehicle or vehicles to suit the number of passengers safely and comfortably.


Our service covers the area from Turangi to Owhango via National Park Village.   Additional destinations may be available on request and cover the schedules of the intercity connection at Turangi.


We also offer a rideshare option allowing an upfront pricing that may actually be lower on the day should there be more passengers.  *Minimum payment fees apply

***Pricing***  Due to the constant instability of Fuel prices our minimum price is based on 4 passengers sharing a vehicle and can not be Guaranteed more than a month in advance.  Please contact us via email or call for latest prices.    

 

Full payment and confirmation required minimum 7 days from departure standby fares can only be confirmed closer to the date.




 

  • Duration : 1 Hours (approx.)

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Taupo To or From Whakapapa Village /National Park / Owhango Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Taupo To or From Whakapapa Village /National Park / Owhango

Taupo To or From Whakapapa Village /National Park / Owhango

Taupo service To or From Whakapapa/National Park/Owhango. We operate passenger vans or a Bus to allow for plenty of luggage space and room for the customer.


Our Shuttle will pick you up from Taupo or Airport and transfer you to accomodation in either Whakapapa, National Park Village or Owhango.(Ohakune can be accommodated at an additional charge)


If you require a shuttle to one the many ski lodges this can be added to the service at an additional cost.


We usually operate 8 seat shuttle vans on this service with plenty of space.   Please advise us of any large baggage that may be carried as we endeavor to provide vehicle or vehicles to suit the number of passengers safely and comfortably.   In the event of more passengers booking for the same time we will endeavor to reduce the cost to any passengers booked at the high price to per person from the vehicle minimum cost. 

This service is also available to National Park Village, please see our separate listing or Contact us for other destinations.


*Due to fluctuating fuel prices we reserve the right to charge a fuel surcharge in the event of significant increases in fuel.  


Payment can be made via direct contact saving on the online booking fees and via bank deposit saving on credit card fees.







 

  • Duration : 1 Hours (approx.)

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Tukino Access - Round the mountain track Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Tukino Access - Round the mountain track

Tukino Access - Round the mountain track

Shuttle pick up/drop from Tukino Access Round the mountain track

On demand Transfer service to Tukino access road intersection of Round the mountain Track


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42 Traverse Mountain Biking × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
42 Traverse Mountain Biking

42 Traverse Mountain Biking

Mountain bike transport from Owhango to Kapoors Road start of the 42 Traverse cycle trail.

About The Shuttle To The Trail


Based in Owhango we are ideally placed for the start or the end of you cycle ride through the Tongariro Forest on the 42 Traverse mountain bike trail.   We have plenty safe parking in Owhango but we suggest parking opposite the Bluehill Cafe for that cold drink and snack after the ride.


Our Cycle carrier on our Vans carry's 4 bikes each but if you do have a larger group please contact us direct for options we can provide.(max weight capacity 60kg per vehicle)


*** Due to E-Bike weights please call before booking E Bikes, If you do not contact us directly the booking maybe cancelled ***


All shuttles are a minimum of 2 people unless there are other bookings on that day.  Single person bookings are by negotiation and will incur a surcharge unless others booked on the shuttle.

Group Bookings

For larger groups please contact us before booking and we can organise logistics for you that will best suit your groups needs.


Booking times are open to your preference please call for a specific time that may be available outside the published schedule however we reserve the right to adjust these times to our availability. Please note afternoon returns to Kapoors road may only available on request.  If all morning shuttles are booked we will provide an afternoon service where we can please call to arrange.


Payment on day only via direct phone contact.  We prefer online booking otherwise a 10% surcharge will be applied for card on day.

Bank Transfer payments must clear 3 business days before booking save on Booking and Credit card fees when contacting direct.


Further information on the trail can be found at the following links and it is highly recommended to bring or Hire a Personal Locator Beacon available from DOC offices or the Isite.

http://www.ridenz.co/trails/the-42-traverse/tp://


hhttps://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/central-north-island/places/tongariro-forest-conservation-area/things-to-do/42-traverse/


*** Wearing of facemasks is heavily encouraged while travelling in the shuttles!  To protect our driver their family and you ***









  • Duration : 75 Minutes (approx.)

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Whakapapa Snow Shuttle from National Park Village Park n Ride and Accommodation locally × Book Now 225 Available Book Now 225 Available Book Now 225 Available Book Now 225 Available Book Now 225 Available Book Now 225 Available
Whakapapa Snow Shuttle from National Park Village Park n Ride and Accommodation locally

Whakapapa Snow Shuttle from National Park Village Park n Ride and Accommodation locally

Snow Shuttle Transport to/from Whakapapa Ski Area from National Park Village Accommodation or the Park N Ride

Return Shuttle Service to Whakapapa Ski Area 


Schedule 


Departures National Park Village Park N Ride or Accommodation close to.

*(Whakapapa Village we only pick up those staying at accommodation in the village please check with provider before booking)


Departure times available from 800am every half hour through to midday.  Other times on request only 

*Departure times from accommodation may vary.

Regular Return times from Whakapapa Ski Area hourly through to day to 4pm with a possible extra service at 330pm and 230pm on busy days.(Return times are requested to help us plan, you may change them on request provided space is available)  

*All times dependent on commercial viability, vehicle availability, road and weather conditions which may change times. For on the day bookings driver focus on the road not the phone.  

*Selected times maybe changed due to availability.


Contact ruapehushuttle@gmail.com for further details.


***Our Covid Safe Policy - All Passengers including Children no matter what age are to wear facemasks correctly without exception while travelling inside our vehicles, Please do not travel if you are feeling unwell***


About our Service


We have been driving on the Ski Access Road of Whakapapa for nearly 20 years so you know you in safe hands.  All our vehicles have seatbelts fitted.


*We are unable to carry infants under 3 or any child unable to be seated with provided seat restraint.  

*Minimum number of passengers is required to run the service please call in advance to check.(bookings are not confirmed until minimum viable number is reached)

*Cancellation fees apply to all cancelled bookings when pre paid. 

*Free transfer of booking to another day should weather affect your reservation. 

*Carrying of skis and snowboards is limited due to the Alpine Safety Code.


No Mask No Ride No Arguments or Refunds


How To Book

  • Select number of passengers, location of pick up and destination, you will also be asked to indicate one way or return with us. 
  • Select the time of departure (departure times on service maybe delayed due to Alpine Road Conditions beyond our control).
  • 2nd page Additional extras maybe indicated before the Return time to be selected.
  • Return times - Please select a preferred return time priority will be given to those passengers booked at that time.  Earlier or later return times subject to space availability.   Please note return times must be for the same date.  
  • Note:- If a return time is unable to be booked that means the shuttle at that time is FULL.  Please do not book a return time earlier than the departure time.  We take no responsibility to provide a seat in that situation due to user error.
  • In the event of you missing a departure time we reserve the right to transfer you to a later shuttle with availability or another operator at additional cost.  No refunds for missed shuttles.
  • Please note on busy days space is limited we appreciate you being ready 10 minutes prior to the scheduled times.  Running late from first run disrupts everyone's day and we reserve the right to place you on a later shuttle should you not be ready at the allotted time.   Pick ups from accommodation maybe earlier or few minutes later than booked times.  Please speak to the driver on the day for clarification and any changes permitted.  
  • NOTE:- Payment may not show up on booking straight away until booking is confirmed.
  • Payment accepted via Bank Deposit if you call us direct on 02041114648
  • Due to compliance with the Alpine Code we do not have provisions for child seats for infants and space is also limited to the number of skis and snowboards we can carry.  Please call in advance if you have questions in regards this.


Our one way service is for those seeking other arrangements for the return journey or flexibility for separate booking schedule.


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Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village, Raurimu, Owhango (Return) × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village, Raurimu, Owhango (Return)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village, Raurimu, Owhango (Return)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle from National Park Village, Raurimu or Owhango Accommodation pick up recommended.


The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

           

Our Shuttle deaprtures are designed to avoid the 7am-8am rush hour heading to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

*Other times not shown can be made by arrangement offering you the best service.


We offer pick up spots from your accommodation or designated pick up spot around National Park Village, Raurimu or Owhango we pride ourselves in being the only transport provider offering a shuttle from Raurimu or Owhango.  Then take you to walk the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the unique volcanic created environment within a UNESCO world heritage area.


As an approved DOC operator we have passed the environmental standards set by DOC, as well as safety standards set by an independent auditor, and been approved to operate in public conservation areas.


Our pick up times at the finish are tailored to suit our customers which is arranged on the day.  We want you to enjoy your time whilst Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. No worries about missing your transport, or stress about being left behind. Unlike other operators we work around your time and dont leave you waiting for an hour or more.  Another plus is unlike the one way service you do not have to walk another 900 metres down a dusty road back to your car. 

Sit back and enjoy your journey. We hope you will be delighted by your experience from start to finish. 

Drop off at Mangatepopo Car Park, Start

Pick up at the finish, Ketetahi Car Park.

*or we can do this in reverse for you or we are the only operator to offer return from the start trips in the afternoon eg start Mangatepopo and finish at Mangatepopo

Delivered back to the door step of your accommodation or where you first boarded the shuttle.

To ensure a quick pick up service so you are not waiting to long for the next bus or running after one that has just left we ask you text or Call us at the 90 minute from Ketetahi Car Park sign.  Being an owner operated service we take that extra value to our service.  Pick up times are arranged 8-9hours after drop off at the start unless communicated otherwise.   Please remember to finish as a group if you start as a group.  Additional pick up times can be arranged at cost.

Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather and conditions can change quickly. Due to the alpine environment, the weather at ground level can differ greatly from the conditions higher up the mountain. Be prepared to change plans and turn back if strong winds prevail or visibility is poor and call us so you can be picked up.

Recommended to bring:

  • Food and plenty of water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Warm windproof clothing NO DENIM
  • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers
  • Strong and comfortable shoes (no jandals)
  • First aid kit
  • Map
  • Cell Phone (Highly Recommended) PLUS Seperate TORCH

Always prepare for all weather conditions.
Your safety is important to us!  This is not your average walk in the park should you turn up in Denim or lack the correct clothing we have the right to refuse passage without a refund.

NO  ONE  IS  LEFT  BEHIND - However late pick up fees (minimum $120) maybe applied should you complete the track outside the recommended duration of the 7.8 hours, we recommend that you choose the earliest time if you are are not confident in completing the track in 10 hours after which time a late pick up fee is charged without exception.


As a DoC approved concession operator an activity fee is used to help maintain the tracks, huts and biodiversity projects. This is included in the shuttle fee you pay.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/apply-for-permits/managing-your-concession/ongoing-concession-fees/  


*minimum charge guarantees shuttle will run (weather dependent of course) rideshare option.  In the event insufficient numbers we will endeavour to place you on the closest available shuttle we run or with another operator. 

Save on booking and credit card fees by phone or email


Important health information Wearing of facemasks is required no exceptions until further notice for our compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), if you are feeling unwell please do not board the shuttle or undertake this challenging 20km hike.












  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)

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